This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, or as like New Yorker’s like to call it: Hamptons’ Season. While the East End offers a little of everything that’s good about the summer season (farm stands, beaches, al fresco dining, vineyards and polo are just a few that jump to mind), one of our favorite thins about summers in the Hamptons are the many opportunities to enjoy the local art scene. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few must-see Hamptons art events to visit this summer.
9th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Show on the Green
Getting out of the city this weekend? Be sure to stop by this idyllic art show hosted by the Montauk Artists Association on the Montauk green. The free show features painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics, photography, woodworking, fiber art and more. It takes place Friday May 26, 2017 from Noon-6:00 PM, and Saturday/Sunday from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.
Southampton Artists Association Memorial Day Show
Staying a little further west? Also happening this weekend is the Southampton Artists Association Memorial Day Show, which runs May 25-June 4 at the Levitas Center for the Arts in the Southampton Cultural Center.
Bridgehampton Fine Art & Crafts Show
This bi-monthly art show happens all season long (May 27, July 1 and September 2) at tjhe Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. Each show draws fine art and artisans from a variety of media including painting, photography, furniture, jewelry, and wood carvings. Admission is free.
Art Exhibition at The East Hampton Nature Conservancy
From June 3 through July 14, The Nature Conservancy of East Hampton will host “Sacred Balance,” an art exhibit curated by Beth McNeill-Muhs featuring 10 artists including John Alexander, Scott Bluedorn, Bobbie Braun, Tapp Francke, April Gornik, Kara Hoblin, Cynthia Knott, Jerome Lucani, Jeff Muhs, and Cindy Pease Roe. Proceeds from the exhibition sales will benefit the Nature Conservancy.
For more information on these events and to check out other art happenings in the Hamptons this summer, check out 27 East.